On Monday, 11 automotive suppliers were honored for their innovative products at the annual presentation of Automotive News PACE Awards. Several of the winning entries focused on boosting a vehicle's fuel economy and some of the awardees are headquartered here in the States.
Some of the winners in the "product" category of the 2010 PACE awards include:
  • Delphi Automotive of Troy, MI: Delphi Multec GDi fuel injector
  • Federal-Mogul Corp. of Nuremberg, Germany and Southfield, MI: EcoTough piston coating
  • Federal-Mogul Corp. of Burscheid, Germany and Southfield, MI: Low-friction LKZ oil ring
  • OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH of Regensburg, Germany: OSTAR LED headlamp
  • Robert Bosch GmbH of Stuttgart, Germany: Bosch P2 parallel full hybrid system
  • Schaeffler Technologies of Troy, MI: INA lightweight balance shaft with roller bearings
Winners were chosen from 35 finalists by a panel of independent judges. PACE stands for Premier Automotive Suppliers' Contribution to Excellence and the awards, now in their 17th year, are sponsored by Ernst & Young, Transportation Research Center Inc. and Automotive News. Click here to see all of the 2010 PACE Award recipients.

[Source: Automotive News - sub. req.]

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